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VLM is a digital platform dedicated to the memory of more than 4.8 million Veterans. VLM interactive features allow you to post Tributes (comments), upload images, share your Veteran's military service timeline and achievements, biographical information, historical documents and more.
Burial in a national cemetery is open to all members of the armed forces who have met a minimum active duty service requirement and were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable.
A Veteran's spouse, widow or widower, minor dependent children, and under certain conditions, unmarried adult children with disabilities may also be eligible for burial. Eligible spouses and children may be buried even if they predecease the Veteran.
Members of the reserve components of the armed forces who die while on active duty or who die while on training duty, or were eligible for retired pay, may also be eligible for burial.
Acadia National Cemetery is a 6.22-acre Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) national cemetery located in Washington County, Maine. The cemetery serves the needs of more than 23,599 Veterans, spouses and eligible children within a 75-mile radius of nearby Machias.
Contact numbers for military honors for the Maine area:
United States Army including Army National Guard, US Army Reserves and Merchant Marine: Richard Hutchinson 207-626-7822 / 207-626-7805 703-901-8531 (Mobile) 207-626-7804 (Fax)
United States Air Force including Air National Guard and US Air Force Reserves: Maine burials call 207-404-7263.
United States Navy: 860-694-3475 / 860-694-3699
United States Marine Corps: 866-826-3628
United States Coast Guard: 617-990-6249
For educational materials and additional information on this cemetery, please visit the Education section, located below.
VA regulations 38 CFR 1.218 prohibit the carrying of firearms (either openly or concealed), explosives or other dangerous or deadly weapons while on VA property, except for official purposes, such as military funeral honors.
Possession of firearms on any property under the charge and control of VA is prohibited. Offenders may be subject to a fine, removal from the premises, or arrest.
On September 27, 2017, the land at 1799 U. S. Route 1, Jonesboro, Maine was donated to the VA by Worcester Holdings, LLC. Worcester Holdings, LLC was founded by Morrill and Karen Worcester, who also run the nonprofit group Wreaths Across America. This cemetery will be the second national cemetery in Maine and is part of the VA National Cemetery Administration Rural Initiative to provide access to VA burial benefits for Veterans who reside rural areas and who have not previously had reasonable access to a national or state Veterans cemetery. Togus National Cemetery in Chelsea, Maine, is the only other VA national cemetery in the state and is currently closed to new interments.
We are developing educational content for this national cemetery, and will post new materials as they become available. Visit the Veterans Legacy Program and NCA History Program for additional information. Thank you for your interest.